Haredi Women Filmmakers & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Read The Groundbreaking Orthodox Film Story That’s Now An Award Finalist The Haredi world is generally viewed as an insular patriarchal community that shuns movies, but a fledgling, shadow film industry has been growing quietly for a decade within the confines of this improbable universe. These flicks — dozens of them — are produced, scripted, […]

Why Do We Still Count the Omer When We Don’t Have a Holy Temple?

Dear Jew in the City- If there’s no Temple anymore, why are we still counting an Omer that’s not even being brought? Didn’t other Temple-related actives just cease after its destruction? Thanks, Losing Count Already   Dear Count, That’s a pretty good question. Let’s first explain what “counting the omer” is. Leviticus chapter 23 tells […]

Passover: The Exodus That Could Have Been

Rabbi Fohrman introduces a question related to the Exodus and draws connections between Jacob’s burial and the Exodus itself in order to begin to explore the deeper meaning of these narratives. This video was produced by Aleph Beta, which seeks to help people get to the heart of what Torah is all about. Through a […]

Pesach Grape Juice Wars & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The Grape Juice Wars of Passover Orthodox Jews bless and drink a cup of wine three times on the Sabbath and four times at each of the two Seders for Passover. The almost 150-year-old American titan of grape juice: Welch’s, whose name is practically a synonym for grape juice, and the 129-year-old Manischewitz, the world’s […]

11 Things “The Ten Commandments” Movie Got Wrong

Growing up in secular America, it was always a major event when they would broadcast The Ten Commandments on one of the major, primetime networks. Although I watched it on a television screen decades after it “played on the big screen, it still took my breath away – even as a child of the eighties, […]

The Most Unkosher Passover Pizza Ever

Growing up we kept kosher for Passover but not regular kosher. One year something surprising happened because of this!

Why Don’t We Have Miracles Like the Plagues Anymore?

Dear Jew in the City- I’ve been thinking about the Ten Plagues and how these awesome miracles happened for the Jewish people in the Passover story, as well as throughout the Torah. How come we don’t have miracles anymore? Sincerely, I’m a Believer   Dear Believer- That’s a great question. To answer that, we have […]

Video Recipe: Pesach Power Bowl

Try our gluten free protein, fiber and veggie filled Passover Power bowl if you need a break from all that matzah – did we mention it has fiber? Director of Photography – Elie Gabor http://eliecreative.com Produced by Seth Feldman

Pesach: How to Read the Hagaddah

Rabbi Fohrman asks how and why the Maggid section of the Hagaddah is how it is, showing how, upon first reading, it might be difficult to understand. He shows, however, that the Maggid section is really a meta-story that leads into an actual story, which is where all of the action takes place. This video […]

One Minute Video Recipe: Cheesy Portobello Pesto Passover Pizza

Whip up this yummy, cheesy gluten-free Passover gourmet pizza – this ain’t no bread of affliction!   Thank you to our partners Natural and Kosher Cheeses and Les Petites Fermieres!   This is a sponsored post. To find out how you can sponsor a post, please email paige@jewinthecitydotccom.

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